MEET THE TEAM!
LIBBY RIGGS, USA
Hello! My name is Libby Riggs, and I am the founder of Perceptions. As a teen with a physical disability, I strive to create change and advocate for disabled youth and young adults. Along with reading and writing about the disability experience, I enjoy giving belly rubs to my dog, playing board games with my family and friends, swimming, and playing my alto sax in my high school’s jazz band! I have been recognized through the Scholastic Writing And Art Awards, the CT Student Writers’ Magazine, and the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest.
HÜSEYN ALILI, AZERBAIJAN
At Perceptions, I am the researcher and creator of the informative videos (coming soon!). By researching and telling the stories of people with disabilities, and the obstacles they overcome due to the lack of inclusion and accessibility, I hope to raise awareness around the concept and history of disability. A fun fact about me is that I am an admirer of classical music! I study Bachelor's of Law in Ankara University Faculty of Law.
WILLA POTTER, USA
Hey there! My name is Willa Potter and I am Co-Editor here at Perceptions. I have a handful of learning disabilities which have skewed my mind towards the arts in a fabulous way. For as long as I can remember, I have turned to poetry as a passion and a creative outlet. I am a big fan of Phil Kaye, and Mary Oliver, and I love listening to obscure indie folk bands in my spare time. Most of my inspiration for poems comes from quiet reflective moments in nature.
OUMAIMA BEN AMOR, TUNISIA
Oumaima is a renewable energy engineering college student who is also very passionate about music and writing.
AMIR KABALAN, LEBANON
ZAHARA ANVER, SRI LANKA
I live in Sri Lanka--a tiny pearl-shaped island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I also spend an inordinate amount of time running after my three cats and shaking their cat food bottle.
To be a member of Perceptions is to be constantly inspired. The organisation's goal of creating social change through the arts is precisely what made me gravitate towards it. The sense of purpose that drives the team is what has fixed me here.